Toile Inspired

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Blog, Entertaining & Inspirations | One Comment

So, I’m obsessed with Mike D’s Brooklyn Toile wallpaper that graces the Wythe hotel and was developed in conjunction with Flavor Paper.  First of all it’s hilarious and edgy and secondly, I love that it captures the Brooklyn of my youth (boomboxes, Haisidic men) vs. the more sanitized, though culinarily enhanced Brooklyn of today.

Mike D's Brooklyn Toile
Toiles typically represent a pastoral scene and Custom toiles have a long history (Thomas Jefferson and James Madison each had custom toiles created depicting their respective estates in Virginia). Custom or not, they are perfect detail or statement print for any wedding. They can evoke romance, whimsy, the French Countryside, or in the case of the wallpaper and napkins below- even a bit of a tongue in cheek edge. Below some ways to incorporate Toile into your wedding decor or look.
From left to right: Toile shoes peeking out from your gown are a stylish statement These classsics are vintage from the 1950’s Roger Vivier for Dior. The Seda Toile Pagoda candle is a classic and the perfect romantic addition to have on your escort card table or in the ladies rooms. Toile is an allover statement in this knockout gown from Claire Pettibone, Frame toile fabrics and use as a board to pin escort card displays on or a way to mask an ugly wall/ area in your reception area (re-purpose them later as bulletin boards in your home office), Add an edgy dash of toile to your table decor with these black toile with hot pink hand painted details from Etsy. Even if you opted for a plain black and white toile, with a pop of neon, it’s a great way to add an edge to your decor. Serving snacks late night? I love this use of toile wax paper around brie sandwiches as a fabulous snack with style  by La Fleur Events (via Ceci Style). Are you so over vintage china? Why not kick it up a notch with Toile Charger plates. These statement plates are from the Sheila Bridges Harlem Toile Collection. For true romance, incorporate Toile in your invitations. Here these custom invitations from Ceci New York use toile as a folio lining pattern and incorporate the couple’s monogram. To see the whole suite, click here. And of course, for an authentic romantic look perfect for a summer or outdoor wedding, you simply must consider toile for linens (as we did here on this escort card display with flowers by Fleurs) or as a table runner. For more images of this toile fantasy wedding, visit our facebook page here.

1 Comment

  1. Anna (
    January 31, 2013

    Oldschool Brooklyn and toile? It doesnt get better. Awesome!


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